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2017 in review: Bonds and RADTIP get off the ground, equity initiative begins and more

2017 in review: Bonds and RADTIP get off the ground, equity initiative begins and more

With 2017 nearly in the books, it’s time to take stock of City of Asheville initiatives and developments from the past year. Here are 10 initiatives that your City government got off the ground in 2017. We’ll have 2018 initiatives to look for in another roundup Jan. 1.   Bond projects began In November 2016,

RADTIP southern section greenway construction work to begin in new year

RADTIP southern section greenway construction work to begin in new year

In 2017, the City of Asheville broke ground on the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project, known as RADTIP. You may have noticed greenway installation work along Riverside Drive between Jean Webb Park and the Craven Street Bridge. In early January, construction on the southern end of the RADTIP greenway will begin along Lyman Street


City of Asheville announces holiday closings

City of Asheville announces holiday closings

  ART bus service suspended on Dec. 25, to operate on new holiday schedule Jan. 1   Asheville City government offices will be closed Dec. 22, 25 and 26 and Jan. 1 in observance of the winter holiday break and New Year’s Day. The following is a roundup of services affected by holiday closures.  

Asheville’s ART bus service expands Sunday service, evening hours in new year

Asheville’s ART bus service expands Sunday service, evening hours in new year

  In 2018, many of our ART buses will run later into the evening. And Sunday/holiday service will extend to all routes. On Jan. 1, eight Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) bus routes will add hours to their routes, thanks to additional funding approved by Asheville City Council (see schedule below). How did City staff determine


Asheville’s Greenway Warmer was a hot event

Asheville’s Greenway Warmer was a hot event

The evening of Dec. 13 was bitter cold.  But that did not discourage people from attending Asheville’s Greenway Warmer. More than 120 people showed up to celebrate Asheville’s Greenway program achievements of 2017 and hear about 2018 greenway initiatives. You can see a 360 degree view of the meeting in Google Streets here. Carol Evans of

Asheville ‘Festivals & Events’ guide connects small businesses to vending opportunities

Asheville ‘Festivals & Events’ guide connects small businesses to vending opportunities

  Asheville hosts a wide variety of special events and festivals across the City’s outdoor public spaces. A new booklet, “City of Asheville Outdoor Public Space 2018 Festivals & Events,” serves as a guide to 70 of the 200 or so of them. But it’s more than a listing of what to do on weekends

Demolition paves way for affordable housing project

Demolition paves way for affordable housing project

Demolition on City-owned property to make way for affordable housing on Hilliard Avenue has begun. In June, Asheville City Council voted to approve a 64-unit apartment complex project aimed at alleviating the city’s severe lack of affordable housing. Quality, affordable housing is a key goal in City Council’s 2036 Vision statement. The resolution authorized lease of City-owned property by Kassinger Development Group


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